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PODS® Container Sizes Comparison

August 25th, 2016 - 3:49 PM
PODS® Container Sizes Comparison

Comparing container sizes – PODS® vs. U-Pack®

Moving containers are a great option for anyone planning a move — they’re affordable, easy to load and make long distance relocation and storage simple and convenient. Both PODS® and U-Pack offer moving containers, though they each have different equipment sizes and service options. The information below can help you determine which company’s moving equipment best suits your move.

Everything You Need to Know About ReloCubes

August 24th, 2016 - 1:49 PM
Everything You Need to Know About ReloCubes

Will a ReloCube® work for my move?​

One of the biggest decisions you’ll make when planning a long-distance move is what service you’ll use. Do you want to rent a truck, hire a full service mover or find an alternative? To help you figure out what type of moving equipment you need, ask yourself a simple question:

Which one describes me?

  1. I'm only moving a few pieces of furniture and boxes
  2. I'm moving everything in my house, and I want to be sure I have flexibility and control
  3. I’m moving everything, and I want the move to be cost-effective

If you chose any of those options, a U-Pack® ReloCube might be exactly what you need.   

Moving Estimates: What You Need to Know

August 22nd, 2016 - 3:07 PM
Moving Estimates: What You Need to Know

Estimating moving costs

If you’re looking for a moving estimate, you may find that each moving company  needs different information to provide a price. You may be asked how many rooms you have in your home, if the house has stairs or if you’ll need help packing and loading. Before you can estimate costs, it’s important to understand how different companies determine the price of a move and learn how you can make the most of your moving budget.  

New Guidelines for your Military Pro-Gear Weight Allowance

August 19th, 2016 - 10:28 AM
New Guidelines for your Military Pro-Gear Weight Allowance

Military pro gear

Making a permanent change of station (PCS) move requires filling out forms, attending meetings and following specific rules. As you make your way through this process, don’t forget the updated guidelines that went into effect on May 1, 2014 for moving professional books, papers and equipment – known as “PBP&E” or “Pro Gear.” Pro gear is defined as “the goods in a military member’s possession needed for the performance of official duties at the next or later destination.”

Penske Truck Rental

August 17th, 2016 - 2:08 PM
Penske Truck Rental

What you should know about Penske® moving  ​

Every long distance move needs a reliable and affordable moving solution. And while you may be considering a Penske truck as your mode of transportation, don’t make any decisions before exploring all of your options. Take a look at the products and services offered — like truck sizes, trailer options, fuel costs and prices. Do they provide what you need? The information below can help you decide if a Penske rental truck is the best route to take, or if a hybrid service like U-Pack can make your move more convenient and cost-effective.

Housewarming Gifts

August 15th, 2016 - 9:37 AM
Housewarming Gifts

Welcome to the neighborhood!​

Do you have new neighbors or friends or family who recently moved into a new home? If you want to give a gift to help them settle into their new place, don’t fret! We’ve made it easy to find housewarming gifts for every situation. Whether you’re looking for something traditional, something personalized or something creative, we’ve got plenty of ideas to get you started.

The Cheapest Way to Move

August 12th, 2016 - 8:18 AM
The Cheapest Way to Move

Cheap ways to move your stuff

If you’ve looked online, you may have seen various companies claiming to be the best and cheapest way to move out of state.  However, when it comes down to it, there’s no “one size fits all” for moving. Costs depend on how much you’re moving, where you’re moving from and to, when you’re moving and how much work you’re willing to do on your own. If you’re looking to keep costs as cheap as possible when you move your stuff, taking on some of the work yourself will have a big payoff.

First Time Home Buyer Guide

August 11th, 2016 - 9:01 AM
First Time Home Buyer Guide

Are you a 1st time home buyer?

Buying a home for the first time can be an exhilarating and nerve-wracking experience. For most people, it’s one of the largest purchases you’ll ever make!  Since you’ve never been through the process before, you may not understand everything that needs to happen before you can move in. We’ve consulted a licensed Realtor and a loan officer to create a first time home buyer’s guide that will help you know what to do before, during and after buying a home.

Moving Quotes Online

August 10th, 2016 - 2:33 PM
Moving Quotes Online

Compare moving company quotes

If you’re planning an upcoming move, one of the first things you’ll need to do is figure out pricing. Most companies allow you to get a moving quote online, but how can you be sure you’re getting the best rate? Since each company offers different services, it can often feel like comparing apples to oranges – leaving you unsure of what choice to make. The good news is there are a few things you can do to make sure you get the best price possible.

7 Things You Should Know about U-Haul® before Renting a Truck

August 8th, 2016 - 3:10 PM
7 Things You Should Know about U-Haul® before Renting a Truck

Considering U-Haul trucks for your move?

If you’re traveling across the country, chances are you’ll see plenty of rental trucks along the way. If you’re planning a move, you might be considering a DIY option to keep costs low. While truck rental services like U-Haul® may seem to be the cheapest way to move your belongings, there are some important things to consider before making a reservation.  

Do rental trucks have to stop at weigh stations?

August 4th, 2016 - 2:39 PM
Do rental trucks have to stop at weigh stations?

Rental trucks and weigh stations

At some point, you've probably noticed heavy duty trucks on major highways stopping at weigh stations and wondered why they have to stop and how they know when to go through them. If you’re planning on driving a rental truck for a household move, you may be concerned about what you’re required to do, too. You know your car can bypass them, but what about heavier vehicles?  

What is a weigh station?​

Weigh stations are highway checkpoints where weight and safety inspections are performed. Basically, they help keep our interstates safe from extremely heavy or unsafe trucks. While weigh stations are usually reserved for commercial vehicles, rental trucks moving household goods may need to stop, too. Whether or not it’s required depends on the weight of the truck and the laws in the state(s) you’re traveling through. Knowing which truck weigh scales to stop at will help you save time and avoid hefty fines.

PODS® Rates Compared to U-Pack

August 3rd, 2016 - 9:25 AM
PODS® Rates Compared to U-Pack

Are your PODS® rates too high?

If you’ve seen a PODS® container around town, you may have thought they were much better alternative to driving a rental truck across the country. They fit into a driveway or in front of a house and they sit close to the ground so moving things in and out is easy – what could be better? But then you request a quote and see the price … and maybe you start wondering if there are any cheaper container moving options out there.

The Cheapest Way to Move Out of State

July 29th, 2016 - 3:02 PM
The Cheapest Way to Move Out of State

Moving out of state​

 

Interstate moves are much different than moves within the same city. The extra distance requires more planning, more time and more resources to get the job done. While it makes sense for a long distance move to cost more than a move down the street, there are several ways to keep moving out of state affordable while staying within a set budget.